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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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The first-born son of Haman (Esther 9:7 ). In the twelfth century the name obtained a literary meaning. It was then separated into the words "parshan" (= "interpreter") and "data" (= "law"), and was used with reference to Rashi, who has since been quoted under that name.

Bibliography : Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim , s.v. Geiger, Parschandatha , Leipsic, 1856 Grä tz, Gesch. 3d ed., 6:67, note 4 Benjacob, Oẓ ar ha-Sefarim , p. 500, No. 1231.D. S. O.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Parshandatha'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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